All Those Trims – 2017 Porsche Cayenne Review

2017 Porsche Cayenne review

The new 2017 Porsche Cayenne is both indulgent and downright sporty, no doubt. Its comprehensive lineup not only offers appealing features such as a rewarding handling, highly customizable interior, and a wide range of engines but also offers a diesel powered model, a turbocharged V8, and a plug-in hybrid model as well.

The Porsche Cayenne release date is slated for the fourth quarter of this year of course as a 2017 year model. 

2017 Porsche Cayenne exterior, side view, silver color, alloy wheels

New Infotainment System?

For 2017, the new Porsche Cayenne 2017 gets a new infotainment system that first debuted on the 2017 911. The system tacks on features like a seven-inch touchscreen display, voice activation, and a navigation system. It also offers real-time traffic info and Google Streetview and Google Earth integration. Otherwise, the new model returns unchanged from the previous model year.

Combination Of Everything You Like

Most automakers view four engines as enough diversity, however, Porsche isn’t like its peers. It offers a wide range of engines that offer an output ranging from around 240 to 570 horsepower. Performance aside, the Cayenne is downright versatile. It caters for almost every buyers’ taste: Are you looking for an SUV? A Winter sports mobile? Or a luxurious and comfortable highway cruiser? Well, this 2017 Porsche Cayenne review is just for you.

Only Two Flaws Are…

The only serious foibles that owners of the newest Cayenne should be content with include a substantial impact on your bank account and an insubstantial cargo volume. Beyond that, the Cayenne is the perfect fit for anyone else looking for exclusivity.

Alternatives?

But the Porsche Cayenne 2017 isn’t the only vehicle in its class that has had changes and mild tweaks done. Alternatives offered include the Mercedes-Benz GLE, BMW X5, and the Land Rover Range Rover Sport.

The 2017 Land Rover Range Rover specs include a price tag starting from an MSRP of around $84,950. You get value from features such as an opulent interior, a fuel-efficient diesel option, a long-wheelbase body style, and a very quick acceleration with the optional supercharged V8. The Range Rover release date hasn’t been announced yet, but we expect details to start trolling in before this fall.

2017 Porsche Cayenne Trim Levels

Seven trims are available for the newest Porsche Cayenne:  Turbo S, Turbo, S, S E-Hybrid, base, GTS, and Diesel.

2017 Porsche Cayenne Interior & Exterior Spy Shots

2017 Porsche Cayenne steering wheel, gear shift knob, lcd screen, dashboard

Standard Trim

Some of the standard features available with the base Cayenne include a power-folding heated mirrors, LED running lights and taillights, a USB interface, a seven-inch central display, a partial leather upholstery, a power tailgate, heated and power-folding mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, a ten-speaker premium sound system, cruise control, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, a rear privacy glass, a navigation system, and eight-way power front seats.

2017 Porsche Cayenne GTS interior, leather seats

S Model Trim

The 2017 Porsche Cayenne S offers features such as driver memory settings, a power-adjustable steering wheel, mirror-mounted turn signals, a speed-sensitive variable steering effort, nineteen-inch wheels, and rear and front parking sensors.

S Model Trim

The Cayenne GTS offers twenty-inch wheels, fourteen-way power front seats, unique exterior styling elements, a selectable sport exhaust, adjustable air suspension system, leatherette upholstery, and LED foglights. Getting the S E-Hybrid gets you smartphone connectivity features, a plug-in hybrid power, an instrument cluster, adaptive suspension dampers, and important hybrid features.

Turbo S Model Trim

The Cayenne Turbo S happens to be the top-of-the-line model and comes laden with features such as an ultra-high-performance carbon-ceramic brakes, carbon-fiber interior trim, dash-mounted timer, side-to-side torque-vectoring rear differential, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, and all the contents of the Sport package.

Just like before, expect the model to be offered with several options bundled in packages. The contents of these packages will however be known on its release date.

What Are The 2017 Porsche Cayenne’s Engine Specs?

2017 Porsche Cayenne engine

Several engines are offered for the 2017 Porsche Cayenne but in all of these models transmission pairing is only done with the eight-speed automatic. They include a 300 horsepower – producing 3.6L V6, a turbocharged 3.0L diesel V6 capable of developing 240 horsepower on the Cayenne Diesel, a 440-hp- and 443 pounds-feet of torque – generating Cayenne GTS model, a supercharged 3.0L V6 offering 416 hp and 435 pounds-feet of torque, and the 520- horsepower – generating Cayenne Turbo.

All of these models are further offered with the Sport Chrono package. Towing capacity is estimated to be a healthy 7,716 pounds in all model except the S E-Hybrid.

2017 Porsche Cayenne Price & Release Date

Pricing is as follows: Cayenne Diesel – $62,300, Cayenne SUV – $58,300, and the Cayenne Hybrid – $77,200. Availability is towards the fourth quarter of this year as a 2017 year model.

Photos gallery

2017 Porsche Cayenne GTS front angle, headlights and grille

2017 Porsche Cayenne front view, silver color, headlights and grille

2017 Porsche Cayenne rear angle, taillights, tailpipe, alloy wheels

2017 Porsche Cayenne front view, headlights and grille

2017 Porsche Cayenne side view, green color, alloy wheels

2017 Porsche Cayenne rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Porsche Cayenne trunk

2017 Porsche Cayenne interior, ger shift knob

2017 Porsche Cayenne interior, leather back seats

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